We were in an emergency room waiting area, that is curtained off. We saw something crawling on the floor. I thought it was just a beetle, so I kind of squished it by sliding my foot on the floor, when I found a red blood smear on the floor.
We IMMEDIATELY knew what that meant. We started looking around the bed that was in there, and saw one crawling on the sheet. We found a couple of shedded skins on the floor, too. We brought this to the attention of the nurses and doctors, who did not seem concerned at all. I had laid a backpack on the floor, and without realizing it, I brought two home. One of them showed up that night, as I was watching TV. I killed it. The other one showed up in my room. I killed it, too.
We were so stressed out about this, and the prospect of having to pay thousands of dollars to get rid of them. We were doing research for four days.
Luckily, no other bedbugs showed up, so I think I killed them before they could lay eggs.
We count our blessings that no infestation started in our home.
I tried to alert the hospital, but could not find anyone who seemed to care. I received no survey, as they said they would send.
So, the point of my post is that it is not just hotels where you can get a hitch-hiker. You can pick them up anywhere. Once they get a foothold in your house, they are f-ing difficult and expensive to eradicate, and, YES, the lack of DDT is the main reason they are on the comeback.
That is horrific! To think of all of the blood-born diseases that show up with people in emergency rooms!
We got some, somewhere. Due to my severe allergies we can't use commercial pesticides and have had to resort to non-chemical sprays made from marigold and other natural remedies, as well as using a steamer on the furniture and carpet. We've discarded our entire bed and a couch/loveseat combo. They are now in our replacement loveseat and in the carpet again. We've been trying to get rid of them for almost 2 years now. We can't afford the almost 2 grand the pest control guy wants; besides, I wouldn't be able to come back to our home for at least a month after it was sprayed if I wanted to breathe. It's been torment trying to eliminate these monsters. We're moving soon and will only be taking what we absolutely need - we're replacing our furniture and dishes, and will only take the clothes once we wash them and seal them in airtight bags (half an hour in a dryer on HIGH will kill the brats, thank goodness!). We'll be starting over, in our senior years, because we got the stupid bugs either at the ER, the doctor's office, my husband brought them home from work, we brought them from the grocery store, or who knows where! They don't mean you're dirty....they most often mean you've had an unfortunate run-in with someone who decided to share -- sometimes unknowingly.
I wish I'd never seen a bedbug. I hope once we move I never see another one. It's worth replacing everything we own to get rid of them.
We'll be steam cleaning the carpet once we move everything out and then hubby and my son in law will spray the house....it's the only way we can do it unless we move into a hotel.
Right. Not a chance.
 June 26, 2015 at 9:50am
Sure, the Republican COULD, if they had a single spine amongst them.
 June 19, 2015 at 1:56pm
So this is the answer for the Climate Change nuts: fly more planes so they will cool the ground temperature.
Maybe Al Gore, Hillary and Code Pink could balance out their carbon footprint by flying more often. And the there is Moochelle and her two 747s going on multi vacations and overseas shopping sprees. And you say these folks are hypocrites. Wash your mouth!
The way I understood the article is that the nights are warmer and there seems to be a cancellation and the temperature averages out?
Increased clouds have just the opposite site effect on temperature. They trap heat rather than letting it radiate out. Water vapor/cloud cover is the main contributor to mean atmospheric warming. And it doesn't need people to be involved. Just consider th planet Venus.
Someone give me access to a Gulf Stream 6...I will do my part
 June 18, 2015 at 3:20pm
3.5 million. A mere PITTANCE compared to the lives of four people.
Democrats place no value on life, as is apparant on their pro-choice stance.
 June 12, 2015 at 10:32am
BA, you will always be on the A-team, to me. Why is it that we almost never hear of any of the younger, newer actors doing things like this?
I pity the fool who doesn’t follow the 10 commandments.
 June 9, 2015 at 9:57am
Or, as Mark Steyn calls them, “Pajama boys.” Hilarious.
 June 9, 2015 at 9:08am
Agreed. I thought Spike Tzv was for men, but there must be a bunch of pajama boys running it.
I'm a man, I treat women with chivalry, I own a gun, a motorcycle and a fast car. But I dont see ANY problem with calling Caitlyn Jenner in the way SHE wants to be called. In order to be a man, you dont have to go against everything and be a rebel.
DeltaDawn....I'm sure there are a lot of sissies that own guns, motorcycles, and fast cars. How does that make one a real man? A real man calls things like they are, and Bruce Jenner is not now, nor ever will be a woman. So, not calling him a woman is not wrong.
And, as you prove, not caving in to calling him a woman puts one in a position of being criticized and demonized by those of your persuasion. It takes a man to stand up to your ilk and welcome the scrutiny, and call a spade a spade.
It doesn't define a man to go along to get along.
All it takes is to lack a spine.
 June 3, 2015 at 11:18pm
Reverse the situation and the progressive would not be apologizing, but trying to deflect. The Russian, paid trolls, VERYCOBALTVIOLET & LIBERTARIANSOCIALIST would be making excuses for them., while the drive-by media would not be reporting on “such a petty incident.”
It’s the way politics has worked for a long time.
They're RUSSIAN? That would explain Cobalt's 'very darkness' perfectly.
Democrat Apologizes for ‘Sexist’ Remarks About Republican Senate Candidate
Nov. 3, 2014 6:26pm. Found that in 2 seconds. It's even a Blaze article!
Vladspeak, Crazy Travis, Maggies Way, Deserted Rose, too all KGB!
Feeling left out of the troll list again, guess I have to just try harder.
June 2, 2015 at 2:58pm
And where do other news outlets get their news? Reuters? API?
 June 2, 2015 at 2:52pm
America is only 239 years old. He’d have to be born 761 years later to be a “Native American.”
May 30, 2015 at 10:01pm
It’s okay, MONK. You didn’t miss anything important.
 May 30, 2015 at 2:58pm
It’s not the church-goers, it is the Bishops and district administration that is the problem.
I know of NO Methodist who hates Israel or condones any of the things that Presbyterians and Catholics condone.
Every Methodist I know, or have known, are flag-waving, Constitution-loving, patriots, who are anti-abortion and believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman.
While I agree with your statement about Hillary, it is not the members of the Methodist faith, but the church heirarchy that has been infected by unbelievers.
 May 27, 2015 at 3:32pm
That is a question that has been rattling around in my mind for years. How can a Democrat Christian support abortion?
 May 20, 2015 at 10:29am
I’m thinking many years in the school of hard knocks might jar their minds. They might already be highly educated in the ways of the Socialist professors.
 May 20, 2015 at 10:23am
“But she’s been in the eye for a long time, in the public’s eye, and you’re going to have some stuff on her.”
So has Charlie Manson and Bin Laden, but Shrillary isn’t any more qualified than they are. These “American Idol” watchers just don’t understand how and why a person should be vetted. For them, it’s a popularity contest, but Shrillary’s popularity has been mostly negative.
 May 13, 2015 at 3:59pm
A VERY similar incident happened to me, in our local, Ohio county. I was driving behind a car, with a woman driving, a man in the passenger seat, and, apparantly, a baby/child in the back seat.
I was driving behind them, when all of a sudden, the lady slams on the brakes. I had plenty of room to slow down, but then I signaled them to pull over into a parking lot.
When I got put, a chubby guy ran over to me, got up real close, and asked me what the hell I was doing. I said I wasn’t doing anything. Then, he said I was driving too close to their car, that I was endangering their child. WTF? Slam on your brakes in front of me, and it’s ME that’s endangering your child??
I called the Sheriff’s office, and when a Deputy came, he said that the guy was an off-duty policeman for a local municipality, which the chubby guy did not tell me.
I told the Deputy that this guy was a little out of his jurisdiction. I also said that they were driving recklessly. I had to call the State police, who then came. It was a woman, who was also a person who I had trouble with, before.
Of course, when she got there, she was yucking it up with the reckless couple. She then came over to me and asked me why I called. I told he my story, and she then went back over to the other couple and told them to leave. She told me there was nothing she could do.
I called his boss, the next day, but nothing was ever done. AFAIK, the idiot is still patrolling the town that he worked for.
You called the police multiple times on someone for applying their brakes for a reason you couldn't see? You "pulled over" the other car into a parking lot because they put on their brakes? Dude, you sound like the one with a problem. Try leaving people alone regarding things that don't concern you and for which you don't have all the information.
 May 11, 2015 at 5:11pm
I think even MORE fake stories should be released, so that these MSM journalists can bone up on their investigative skills, or risk looking like the idiots they really are.